Worcester Porcelain Dr Wall Gilliflower Pattern Blue White Teabowl Saucer Antique c 1770
A Dr Wall, or first period Worcester Porcelain, blue and white hand painted ribbed tea bowl and saucer dating from the third quarter of the 18th century, circa 1770. The saucer is decorated with the "Gilliflower" pattern, which consists of a central Gilliflower (Carnation or Dianthus flower) surrounded by subsidiary smaller flowers and insects. This painted pattern was also produced by Caughley porcelain works.
Dr Wall and his partners ran the Worcester Tonquin Manufacture at Warmstry House, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, from the early 1750s until the 1790s. This teabowl and saucer dates from the period around 1770 to 1785.
These porcelain items are made from steatitic porcelain containing soaprock from Cornwall and the teabowl is marked with a crescent in underglaze blue and the saucer with a scrolling script W. See pattern I.E.12 page 236 of Worcester Blue and White Porcelain 1751- 1790 by Branyon, French and Sandon.
It is in excellent good antique condition with just a tiny chip to the rim of the saucer, minor fritting, no cracks nor restoration, checked with a UV or black light. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of English 18th century tea bowl and saucers, blue and white hand painted ware or 18th century Worcester porcelain.
Tea bowl height 1 5/8 inches ( 4.2 cm)
Tea bowl diameter 2 7/8 inches ( 7.3 cm)
Saucer height 13/16 inches ( 2.1 cm)
Saucer diameter 4 3/4 inches ( 12.1 cm)
Weight 118 grammes unpacked